My daughter (3rd grade) is doing a writing assignment where she is supposed to use a tagalong in a sentence. I told her the definition of tagalong. I said it was someone who follows another, almost in an annoying way. She said her teacher said she's not supposed to put the "word" tagalong in a sentence, but she is supposed to write a sentence containing a tagalong. Other sentences she is supposed to write must contain certain types of verbs, and others must contain certain types of nouns. This sentence must contain a tagalong and my child's teacher has used the initials TAL or TAG to refer to this. I have reviewed my daughter's papers given out at school, as well as searched online and still cannot find what a tagalong is, in terms of using a tagalong in a sentence. My fiance used to be a teacher, and he has never heard of this term. Calling my daughter's teacher is out of the question since it is night time and school is out. Can you help?